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venezuela's president grants humanitarian asylum to edward snowden praising the n.s.a. whistleblower for taking on what he called us empire. supporters and opponents of the ousted egyptian president battle it out on the streets thirty dead two hundred wounded at the nation's splits apart. and the capital of russia's republic of tatarstan welcomes the twenty seventh summer universe it's a step along the road to hosting future high profile sporting events.
thank you for joining us on this saturday here on r.t. i'm live in moscow with your worldwide headlines now the stranded n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden finally has a place to go venezuela has decided to offer him asylum. in the legal limbo which has left him stranded here in moscow airport since last month snowden wanted in america on espionage charges for leaking details of its global spy program details now to. well the offer came from the new zealand president nicolas maduro hot on the heels of an emergency meeting by me in a store the union of stuff for american nations which in turn happened after the incident with the train off the believe in president which does pushed out of the european airspace after flying out from moscow on july second now the reason for that was a statement by a certain american diplomat who said with certainty that edward snowden was hiding on board of the bolivian president's plane the plane was not allowed into french
italian portuguese or spanish airspace and was forced to land in austria where it was thoroughly search of course listing but how much weight you know from the believe the president is going to that's going to lead to some other south american nations who have carried out a meeting in which they have stopped in which they have spared absolutely no feeling in calling the united states terrorist states and saying that at this point it looks like the european governments have essentially turned into colonies of the united states answering to their a beck and call and apply to for asylum in some twenty seven countries a lot of them have already refused to grant him asylum of course the european countries were first among those but the man has been in a suspended state for the last two weeks after flying from hong kong to moscow and coming. airport whereupon it was it was obvious that he was that possible it was a knowledge by the u.s. authorities so he couldn't enter russian territory legally he has been reportedly
in a transfer zone at the storm it's worth airport just waiting for it before the next movement that he can make it a does look at this point like things are looking up for him. now venezuela was not alone in offering a helping hand to the former cia employee nicaragua said it would also offer asylum if quote circumstances permit now the founder of wide awake news charlie mcgrath he says it's rather puzzling how the european countries who voiced outrage at washington's spying tactics fail to offer their help to the one person behind the revelations the laundry list of nations that snowden has applied to for asylum include scores these european nations that are just all giving the same excuses that he's got to either show up on their soil or in their embassy you know the information that's been released has shown that our allies in europe were the one the in a lot of cases the ones being spied on so for them just to play the well we don't
want to we don't want to upset the americans so we're going to give the standard answer no you know no comment or he's got to show up at the embassy it's can it's very much approached waiting for people like me that want to see the truth come out but we even when you expose the truth even when you give it this truth to the people who are being spied on they won't step up and support truth so yeah it is a bit frustrating to to see these european nations just kind of ignore this outright spying that's happening. well the latest allegations suggest that europe has also been carrying out its own fair share of spying a french newspaper exposes the scope of his country's intelligence program and its collection of online and telephone data recorder both domestically and abroad those details are just a few minutes away for you. now though to egypt we go where the new interim president is expected to name a prime minister and the cabinet later on saturday that's after violence and death marked what the supporters of ousted president morsi called
a friday of rage thirty people killed two hundred injured in the clashes and. filed this report from cairo. egypt is threatening to disintegrate into chaos there have been violent street battles in the center of the capital city between both pro and anti morsy demonstrators the two sides literally picking up chunks of pavement early mana tough cocktails at each other this violence going on for the better part of three hours before the army decided to get involved now there are lots of questions being asked about the army it's been accused of doing precious little and of taking sides when the army did get involved in these clashes on the october the sixth bridge they literally picked up some of these and more demonstrators on the back of a vehicle drove him over the bridge to the other side where their opponents were standing and fighting them from the opposition has also tonight reports that it used live ammunition early on friday when
a group of promo she's supposed to march towards the barracks where does believe that the former president is out at least three people were killed in those clashes there are real concerns that this country is disintegrating for violence there have been mass rallies by both pro and anti was a demonstrator is with the supreme guide of the muslim brotherhood addressing the one rally and he said and i'm quoting abbe chests are stronger and then bullets god does not love a traitor in the muslim brotherhood threatening to continue the fight to the end of the divisions are extremely sharp so much so that people are talking about a civil war the difference between what is happening now and what we've seen in the past is that morsi was a democratically elected president and was overthrown and this is the point that his supporters are making in fact be prone morsi camp now wants to be known as the pros democracy that we have a situation that's not only disintegrating within egypt it's also happening now on
the borders earlier on friday and have pulled in the sinai was attacked by islamists at the same time as imus had taken over a number. government buildings in the sinai may be raised in the old why didn't flag replacing the egyptian flag that was egypt is also closed its border with gaza and what we witnessing not going to be extremely volatile situation but a situation day does waited to take the islamicist stream that operated on these countries. and in the meantime of the muslim brotherhood insists the national leaders who announced a new government on wednesday do not represent the followers dr mohamad abdalla zs the leader of the sacramento islamic center in america he believes that undermining the power of the ballot box will only lead to catastrophe in egypt and egypt is obviously mubarak's military going back in order to take the country back to the old mubarak men. as opposed to the revolution to the revolutionaries people who are
cheering in the streets right now will be the first to cry tomorrow when we set the precedence that it's ok for people to go to the streets and for the military to oust an elected president what happens next so the country elects the other guy who happens to be a liberal or or a socialist or whatever and then the psalmist's supporters of morsi millions of them will take to the street and then we oust the next guy and then we keep going this i mean that's not a democracy anymore that's that's the rule of the jungle. and a global trends for cost. he says in a poor country any leader can reach the top via mob rule but at the end of the day that just won't make a bit of difference well it was the foundation of why the revolution began in the first place it wasn't an arab spring it was a lot of poor people you know you had most of the people living on ten dollars a day and that was the genesis behind the foundation behind the move barrack
overthrow people want to live a higher standard of life. all the money of the top of the pyramid and the rest of the people having nothing and then when morsi came in he made it worse it wasn't that he was in islam is so much it could have been mickey mouse so hard morsi would make no difference if that people had a standard of living that was going up rather than crashing as it was you know about the war on a gasoline wind tourism virtually and the country went into deeper poverty and that's really the genesis behind all of these many of these uprisings around not only egypt but around the world are just turning ten minutes past the hour here in moscow and the mass hunger strike. now into its sixth month it will end up perhaps its toughest period on monday when the holy muslim fost of ramadan begins and that's according to lawyers for the detainees who claim that u.s. military authorities are running the facility and preparing to operate
a force feeding factory attorneys say the forty five inmates who are currently being fed against their will will struggle to survive in the coming weeks apart from going without water during daylight hours as part of ramadan but also face nights in cells with nothing to drink for the painful force feeding procedures or through now the practice has been slammed worldwide as torture but u.s. authorities maintain the measures necessary to prevent death are u.s. military lawyer barry when god who advocates for one of the prisoners he says there's just no excuse for keeping people locked up without charge or trial. ninety eight percent of these men have no allegations against them to say we can't release them because they might do something in the future is completely ridiculous look we understand that guantanamo bay is there because we're fighting the emotion of terror internationally but that the fact that we're fighting something that can't be conquered in the fact that one time obey remains open is still unjust and should
be rectified immediately we can't allow this in this humanitarian violation to continue i think there's a sense in washington d.c. that you know we don't care whether these men did anything or not they're going to stay in guantanamo bay forever because it's good for us politically and that is completely the wrong answer you know if president obama wanted to he could at least attempt to stop the hunger strike i was then guantanamo bay last week and i saw no indication of any action to even end the hunger strike let alone send these men back home or give them justice in some form and at the sides of the human cost guantanamo bay is also clocking in at about a hefty one hundred fifty million dollars a year that's nearly a million being spent on every single detainee compared to the costs of regular inmates housed in america which is around twenty five thousand dollars now while the average american owns nearly eight hundred times less than the annual spending
on a single guantanamo inmate well on air and online you can keep posted on this we're bringing you the latest from the continuing mass hunger strike torrijos prison on our web site you can follow the protest with one ton of timeline dot com. oh. live from moscow it's auty with me rory sushi still to come for you this hour that of running on empty the u.k. government is accused of being in denial the numbers of people using food buying crease drastically and fourteen wages and sweeping welfare cuts. plus a chinese from the past to build a canal bridging the pacific and the atlantic right in americas but god and the rest of the world's top headlines after the break.
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thank you for joining us here on r t france has reportedly been running a surveillance network against its own people comparable to america's infamous prison program now although the french prime minister called it the claims in exact it all comes after the president mr francois hollande lashed out at america for spying on european countries. has the story. he's building behind me in the eastern part of paris or rather the story bunker underneath it is the epicenter with fresh spy scandal the hats pulsars the country's security services and it's from here that it's no kind of france's big brother's news people money
touring millions of phone calls text messages and e-mails. not. legal. limit. but. i. tell you the great. french public is actually very much you they've been receiving conflicting messages from the leadership. first theory after the revelations over america's espionage president a long distance to stop strategic retreat of the country leave out the new members gave it a green light new round of dollops starts next month alone to also condemned america's states probably it's not something just do now it's been revealed france is itself doing exactly what it just very vocally denounced. now reports suggest the french
have not been collecting content from emails and text messages but only targeted so-called met a data that shows or has been contact with but online activists jeremy zimmerman he says even but is an invasion of privacy. mr de that there is a lot about who you talk to when you talk to them when you're online when you're offline nothing tells us that this is only used for the security for the state or fighting the terrorists it can also be used for political reasons or for economical reason we have no way of knowing what is be done with those data officials interrelated about it said it is not illegal it is a legal like it is in a lawless don't like if it justified anything so the fact that they might not be lows about the massive collection interception of media data is in itself a democratic problem we should put all governments in front of their responsibility
we should make them accountable and we should make transparency on those programs and they should be questioned by the legislative branches. russia's city of put its best face on as the twenty seventh the world university games set a kickoff and a splendid opening ceremony that will be presided over by vladimir putin as organizers apply the finishing touches artie's paul scott took a walk around the venue. over the course of the next fortnight more than thirteen thousand from one hundred seventy different countries to descend on the majority of them staying here this is the university village a purpose built brand new university complex in the city center now despite the fact that the authorities say the finishing touches are still being applied to some of the venues the message is clear. is ready. every time. you are excited. everything is going to go well that you don't have any trash.
whether it's. even if sometimes a venue is where with a little bit too late we go they will be ready on time but. sometimes some of the things this is. hosting an event like this doesn't come cheaply official estimates say these games cost up to five billion u.s. dollars design has seen a complete overhaul of its infrastructure with the development of new hotels and a new transport network installed and around half of the sixty four sporting venues that they built from scratch and this is the jewel in the crown of the car. forty five thousand. come saturday night packed to the rafters hope to be a spectacular opening ceremony and don't worry about his legacy because as of next
season russian premier league side. will be playing their home games. it's also said to be a venue twenty eighteen football world cup but of course it's not just on dry land where the medals are going to be decided here the aquatics palace swimming synchronized swimming and diving goals are all up for grabs in fact of the three hundred fifty one golds available in total fifty eight are going to be decided here . despite the hefty cost involved in hosting these games organizers a keen to point to the legacy it will provide in order to get the games. to begin procedures and to begin procedures a big parts. of the points are attributed to see and i think this is very important to the public project that's everything that you are building would not be. a project. to the public afterwards although the opening ceremony
isn't until saturday evening some competition has already started causing a stir at the athletes' village where super excited is simply happy it's different . it's nice better than. expected so very good fourteen of the sports. and rugby sevens five sports. including boxing. after the university that would be gracing increase in boys and girls willing to learn in such a great atmosphere. that. if inspiring the next generation of sporting greats is the objective of hosting events like this then russia will get. over the next few years the world athletics championships winter olympics world swimming championships and the world cup all coming to the sure by two thousand and eighteen the organizers therefore hoping that these games will show that russia is ready to
welcome the sporting world. for the kaiser report but for now a number of britons are resorting to food banks to get enough to eat but the work and pensions minister claims just because more than half a million people need help to fill their bellies that doesn't mean that government spending cuts at the blame. reports. might be a word that's until not long ago was rarely used now they it's on everyone's lips in real terms as a stereotype bites feed poverty's rising half a million people are now dependent on feed banks according to figures in a recent joint report compiled by charities church action poverty and which many see as a direct result of mounting social spending cuts and the burden of care is often pulling to charitable organizations such as this one so this is where all starts
the distribution in the kitchen with the more ingredients. and this is a six day week operation so it all gets kicked him kicking thoughts nice and early and then once it's done it's. turned the servant by your. then just invite some new people. and have you seen lots of people. you know what types of people. on board people young people live in squats. most of them are in. the people. low income and benefits jobs and stuff but they the number and dependence on feed banks have been steadily increasing something governments are playing down the connection with policy. rice today. i
didn't say how how is going to carry the operate. six days a week is the big operation in a thousand people with the. government funding or used to unfortunately counseling the funding for all the day centers so now we're on the wrong foot luckily we got a couple supermarkets interested in diverting the food from. this would normally all the strawberries bananas and examining would normally end up in. so so you're saving the environment and recycling back into the community and obviously helping people who are going hungry and there's a lot of people nowadays going hungry but we've seen a huge number of people using this service today and services like this to become even more pivotal in the future the government might just have announced another round of paying for the story but the truth is the u.k. can stay on this deficit reduction policy while many in government know it's
looking forward to the future past the next election there could be much much worse to come sarah. lunde. thanks for joining us here on out to you today as if the global economic rivalry between washington and beijing wasn't enough chinese investors are now preparing a massive deployment right on america's war in the backyard of america that is the construction of a canal connecting the atlantic and pacific oceans through nicaragua is due to begin next year sponsored by chinese from business host kitty pilgrim follow the story. the idea of a canal terry nichols has been kicking around over one hundred fifty years now that a chinese businessman has dumped up forty billion dollars from global investors it could become a reality now the owner of hong kong based hate k n d group is funding to start building the canal in twenty forty which they claim will be ready for action by twenty twenty eight so let's have
a look at the map that it will be able to see that the plan is to build one hundred seventy eight mile was way connecting the caribbean and the pacific and it would be three times longer than the panama canal which took a decade to complete now the group faces wide criticism over its plans and i spoke to asia expert david who dismissed event as a joke i'm hoping it's a joke i'm just hoping that it maybe some some things are. too much time because if you think about it. there wasn't already taken out. west and east you wouldn't really sort of think about putting one in the you were anyway . one. reason why panama would target was because it was the shortest distance between the land. so why would anybody want to do. you know that it's
actually going from east to the west coast it just doesn't make any sense. but the investors behind the project insist that world trade needs. and that the panama canal is not enough to handle the trade already conducted between the east and west so those who are laughing at the project right now might just have to change their tune if this game changing projects succeeds. the time for the daily beef with the buying smacks kaiser the kaiser report just a saying. as a person who lives in russia i get asked very often why automatic console fat well
are americans actually fat or is this just a myth from some hater countries the centers for disease control have declared obesity to be a disease that's a twenty point nine percent of adult americans are obese and that is an all time high people blame the sedentary lifestyle as the cause yes if you were out all day at work and then all evening after driving home sure doesn't help your waistline but problems can have multiple causes and the authors of the book rich food poor food believe it could be tied to eight foods that are allowed in america but are banned in many other countries across the globe some of these chemicals and techniques and foods that are banned by some other countries are a less strong which is in many snack products which lower scale worries but kills your body's ability to absorb minerals brought native flour which saves tons of time for the baker but beats up your internal organs and of course our good old friend synthetic growth hormones which are in livestock which have been linked to cancer big problems really have simple solutions you can run around and exercise as
much as you like but if you're being pumped full of these chemicals that are illegal in much of the world well your chances of fitting into that bathing suit are ironically slim but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report imax keyser the bond apocalypse is upon us a new world order of ever rising interest rates will make leverage speculation and decadence think of the past is your retirement plan to flip your house to some greater fool forget about it want to lock up your neighbor for the rest of his natural life because he dare do something in private to which you object forget
about it have the sudden urge to send the troops to invade some oil rich nation you've never heard about until yesterday forget about it in fact just about the past thirty years don't look and declining interest rates in which even a monkey could make a thing killing by borrowing speculating it's all over or you can just forget about it station or max yes well it's just got a little bit more expensive to be stupid unprecedented eighty billion dollars pulled from bond funds a record amount of money poured out of exchange traded in mutual bond funds in june according to a fresh report by trim tabs nearly double the amount pulled out of bond funds at the height of the financial crisis in october two thousand and eight yeah but i'm ready to go to it's a secular movie at thirty years of rates going down now they're moving up so people are dumping their bonds were they putting that money well we saw a rise in oil even though there's.